Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, Northeast Regional Sales Manager from Beckett Grading Services, for a card and memorabilia grading event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the store located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.
Beckett Grading Services provides collectors with the most thorough, consistent and accurate grading efforts available in the industry. Your BGS-graded cards will be returned in a unique, protective cardholder. Beckett uses an easy-to-understand one- to 10-point grading scale to rate sports cards, which are graded on four key categories: Centering, corners, edges and surface. Grades from each of these key categories will be considered in determining your card’s final overall grade. Beckett also grades non-sports cards, magazines, pocket schedules and gaming cards. The cost is $15 per item (additional $2 for certified autographed cards), with 10-day service.
Additionally, for every 10 items submitted for grading, customers will be entered into a contest to win an autographed 16×20 photo of Andre Reed, an autographed 8×10 photo of Bill Polian, or a $20 Bases Loaded gift certificate.
Drop-offs for grading are currently being accepted at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles for those who can’t make it to the February event. For more information, please call Bases Loaded at 656-0066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow Bases Loaded on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Bases-Loaded-Sports-Collectibles/247591781924767 for frequent updates.